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CLEO WILSON
December 14, 1989
Services are pending at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary for Cleo Wilson, 87, Lawrence, who has been a resident of Lawrence since August 1988. Mrs. Wilson died Wednesday at the Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
TENURE HEARING CONTINUES AT KU
December 14, 1989
A University of Chicago professor’s testimony Wednesday before a Kansas University faculty panel responsible for deciding whether KU tenured professor Dorothy Willner should be fired may have bolstered the position of both the defense and prosecution. Manning Nash, anthropology professor and chairman of the anthropology department at Chicago, said KU’s allegation that Willner was unprofessional and disruptive was a subjective consideration and shouldn’t influence the panel’s ruling.
EBERWEIN SERVICES
December 14, 1989
Services for Olive I. Eberwein, 84, Collinsville, Okla., will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey Funeral Home in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Eberwein died Tuesday at a Tulsa, Okla., hospital.
TODD M. DAVIS
December 14, 1989
Services for Todd Michael Davis, 18, Overland Park, were held Monday at Valley View United Methodist Church in Overland Park. Burial was in Memorial Park, Lawrence. He died Friday at his home after a sudden illness.
STUDENTS TO LEARN HOW TO JUST SAY NO
December 14, 1989
Baldwin Elementary School fifth-graders soon will be visited by a Baldwin police officer on a regular basis. The visits aren’t because the students have been unruly. Rather, officer Mike Ross will attempt to teach the students how to join the nation’s war on drugs.
ESTATE PROVIDES $150,000 TO KU
December 14, 1989
The estate of the late William H. Burt will provide $150,000 in unrestricted funds for the Museum of Natural History at Kansas University, according to Phil Humphrey, the museum’s director. Burt’s bequest will be added to the Leona Galutia Burt Memorial Fund,
MISLEADING INFORMATION
December 14, 1989
Editor: Headlines were misleading. Stories contained false statements and gross exaggerations. I am referring to reports in the local press about the property tax relief bill passed by the House of Representatives and killed by the Senate in the special session of the Kansas Legislature. Reporters evidently got their stories from interest groups feeling threatened and from senators scrambling to try to find excuses for not considering relief for beleaguered taxpayers.
TAX RELIEF
December 14, 1989
Dear Editor: Evidently, our governor, state senators and other legislators didn’t get the message from dissatisfied taxpayers, who are unhappy with the new appraisal and valuation. They spent two days and how many dollars and did nothing to rectify the mess that they created. Small businessess and individuals saddled with taxes increased twice as large as last year, find it hard to justify the kind of government we are paying for.
FAR-FETCHED DEFENSE
December 14, 1989
Lawmakers surely didn’t have people like Joseph Hazelwood in mind when they passed laws to protect people who report oil spills from prosecution. An Alaskan judge agreed with that assessment in regard to Hazelwood, the skipper of the Exxon Valdez, which ran aground and spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil off the Alaskan coast last March. Despite the arguments of his lawyers, Hazelwood was ordered this week to stand trial on felony charges of reckless endangerment, negligent discharge of oil and operating a vessel while intoxicated.
PISTOLS FOR POLITICOS
December 14, 1989
Why should this be considered shocking? The real surprise to many would have been that it was not so, all things considered in a totalitarian government. Item: The entire Politburo of the ousted Communist leader Erich Honecker in East Germany had permits to carry pistols at all times, and most of them did. The East German press has reported that with a few exceptions, all of the sidearms carried by members of the Honecker leadership down to the district party secretary level had been confiscated by officers of the People’s Police in recent days. It appears the new Communist leadership under Dr. Gregor Gysi will not carry guns.
FORECASTER
December 14, 1989
A snowstorm blew into Lawrence this morning, and forecasters warn that biting cold temperatures and gusty arctic winds expected in the next few days can spell danger for local residents who don’t dress appropriately when outside. A local weather forecaster and the National Weather Service in Topeka are advising people who go out in the cold to bundle up and especially cover their faces and hands. The severe weather can cause injury or death, officials say.
CLEO W. GREEN
December 14, 1989
Services for Cleo W. Green, 36, Lawrence, will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at the Sarah Jesseppe home on the Kickapoo Reservation west of Horton. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kickapoo Cemetery on the reservation. Mr. Green died Tuesday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Topeka. The cause of death was not available this morning.
HELEN D. EADES
December 14, 1989
Services for Helen Dorothy Eades, 73, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hampton-Barrett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Eades died Wednesday at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka.
REGENTS OK RATE INCREASE FOR ROOMBOARD
December 14, 1989
The Kansas Board of Regents today unanimously approved fee changes that mean a resident undergraduate student’s annual bill for tuition, room and board at Kansas University will increase $230 next fall. Regents passed a $160 raise in the charge for the standard double-occupancy residence hall room, pushing the bill to $2,496. Combined with a $70 tuition hike, a resident undergraduate will pay $3,722 for tuition, room and board in the 1990-91 academic year.
HOSPITAL REPORT
December 14, 1989
DISMISSALS Mary Janel Altenhofen and baby boy, 2800 Lawrence Ave.; Rebecca Markley and baby girl, 2415 Harvard; Susan Boyd and baby boy, 2558 Redbud Ln.; LoAnne Robinson and baby boy O’Connor, 1600 Haskell.
PHONE SERVICE FOR DEAF LIKELY TO OPEN HERE
December 14, 1989
Southwestern Bell is negotiating a state contract to provide a telecommunications service for speech- and hearing-impaired people, according to the company’s local spokesman. If Southwestern Bell wins the contract, the company will locate the headquarters for the service in Lawrence, creating about 50 new jobs for the community, Dave Nichols, the company’s local community relations manager, said today.
UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS GET BUDGET WARNING
December 14, 1989
A stiff north wind shot snow across the statehouse lawn toward the office of the Kansas Board of Regents this morning, delivering a chilling reminder to higher education officials of the difficult budget situation that will confront the 1990 Legislature. During a meeting of the top officers of the seven regents’ institutions, Kansas State University President Jon Wefald said the fiscal crunch hadn’t diminished philosophical support for the Margin of Excellence program, primarily designed to raise faculty salaries and enhance academic programs at state universities.
DEAD PIGEONS ON TELEVISION
December 14, 1989
“Where Pigeons Go To Die,” Michael Landon’s made-for-television movie filmed in and around Lawrence, is ready to bring the city back to prime time. The movie, starring Art Carney and Landon, will be shown at 8 p.m. Jan. 29 on NBC.
MAN SENTENCED IN DRUG CASE
December 14, 1989
A 32-year-old Lawrence man who pleaded guilty in October to cocaine-related charges was sentenced to a minimum prison term, but was allowed to remain free until after Christmas. Douglas County District Judge Mike Malone today sentenced Gregory Gibler to three to 10 years imprisonment on a felony count of possessing cocaine with the intent to sell, a Class C felony that carried a maximum sentence of five to 20 years.
TIME FOR THANKS
December 14, 1989
Editor, Journal-World: This is an appropriate season to be reminded that some time ago a kind, decent, gentle man and his family came to Lawrence to work in our community.
LOCAL PROF GETS TEACHING AWARD
December 14, 1989
An Ottawa University professor who lives in Lawrence was honored Wednesday for teaching excellence by the Sears-Roebuck Foundation. The professor, Martha S. Gage, was selected as a winner of the 1989 Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award.
REPORT QUESTIONED
December 14, 1989
Dear Editor: I see where the Congress has just released a report concluding that abortion is safer than childbirth. Really? For who? The rich “doctor?” The anti-mother? Or the dead baby?
COUNTY DEFERS TO CITY ON ZONING
December 14, 1989
The Lawrence City Commission alone will consider a commercial zoning request for the northwest corner of U.S. Highway 40 and Wakarusa Drive, Douglas County commissioners decided Wednesday. After a public hearing that was continued from their Nov. 29 meeting, county commissioners voted 2-1 to defer consideration of the item until the property is annexed by the city of Lawrence which effectively takes the matter out of the county’s hands.
ELECTION PLANNED ON BYPASS BONDS
December 14, 1989
Douglas County voters will have their say on the south Lawrence trafficway after all. Wednesday night, Douglas County commissioners unanimously voted to direct the county staff to report on options for holding a special election on a $4 million bond issue to help finance a 14-mile, $58.2 million road that would run south and west of Lawrence.
PITINO, WILLIAMS TALK IT OVER
December 14, 1989
Roy Williams and Rick Pitino have buried the hatchet…if indeed there was a hatchet. On Wednesday afternoon, Kansas coach Williams reported during his weekly news conference that he had talked to his Kentucky counterpart on the phone for about 20 minutes.
VISITING COACHES TAKE LUMPS AT KU
December 14, 1989
It’s always interesting (to me anyhow) to watch the antics of visiting coaches during non-conference basketball games in Allen Fieldhouse. As you know, the Jayhawks, taking advantage of their roof-raising fans, usually win these out-of-league games.
FOR THE RECORD
December 14, 1989
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported